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99 elantra voltage regulator
11-25-2015, 01:52 PM
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99 elantra voltage regulator
Where is the voltage regulator?
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11-25-2015, 07:04 PM
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RE: 99 elantra voltage regulator
ok I found it on the inside or my recently purchased alternator. Guess that will need replaced again.
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11-26-2015, 01:12 AM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2015 01:23 AM by Rupe.)
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RE: 99 elantra voltage regulator
Short story time again: OEM parts tend to last a LONG time and are expensive, especially when you consider the age of the vehicle involved. IOW, if the car was only a few years old you don't feel too bad about spending $300 - $400 for an OEM unit. OTOH, when the car is now in the 15 year plus range you start to think the aftermarket unit might fit the bill better at under $200, right?

Here's the catch... the reason the aftermarket unit is cheaper is because they only replace what's worn or broken... and they do it with parts that may not be of quite the same quality. (read: cheaper) They generally work ok for a few years but overall the failure rate is many times more than an OEM unit. In my fleet I use aftermarket alternators and what I see is around 20% failure within 2 years. It's a gamble I take based on saving well over $200 per unit and I hope the boss will buy new vehicles so that's not our biggest problem, but I digress. With a fleet pushing over 10 years old and an average of well over 200k miles I have seen my share of "I told ya so" bills from the local towing service. Some days I wish I had just spent the extra for OEM!

Edited to add: Last year I spent $130 (wholesale) for an alternator in my 96 Grand Caravan because I couldn't justify spending $450 for a new unit that might last another 140,000 miles. After all, how long am I gonna keep this thing? I feel your pain!
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